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Climate Change: World Food Supply at Risk By Samuel Guzman Santos

The rapidly increasing temperatures around the world, are drying the soil, slowing the agriculture, hurting our economy and putting the world’s food supply at risk. The high temperatures are seen as a result of climate change, and, on a global scale, has dramatically slowed the production of wheat and corn, driving up prices. When supply falls below demand normally the poorest nations are the first ones to feel the impact and these countries already have problems getting or producing enough food for their citizens. According to the New York Times the demand for food is expected to rise as much as 14 percent each decade as the world population is projected to grow from 7.2 billion today, to 9.6 billion by 2050. Therefore, unless something is done to decrease the rising temperatures that has created numerous droughts and drying the soil, farmers will not be able to keep up with the fast increasing demand for food. This should be a matter of great concern to us and our government and to the rest of the world, because if the world’s food supply falls below demand it would cause mass starvation worldwide.

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  1. The Earth is accommodating diverse changes in its structure as many threats to shortening human existence intensify. Humanity must be prepared to alter many regular and carefree habits daily perpetrated in everyday living. The demand for food, security, and shelter have a direct relationship with structural/topological changes. Why? They impact our economies of scale in many ways; thus, as the demand increases for life basic needs (food, clothing, shelter), supply decreases due to catastrophic events which lead to shortages of needed commodities. In the end, price will always increase when supply becomes limited/reduced. Starvation can be avoided if humanity actively and collectively work together thereby addressing the food shortages need likely to face by the world.

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